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Well, Pix I had to switch to Synthroid until I have surgery. I was feeling GREAT on the Armour except that I did gain 12 pounds on it. But, I was ready to put on some weight in order to feel normal. Now, on the synthroid I am sooooooooooooooo tired. I am doing the same as you, waiting til around 4 to feel better. Wonder why it takes all day?

I know the switch could have made me feel lousy. I think I am feeling a teensy bit better today. The last few days I didn't even have the energy to get a cup of coffee til I had been up for about 2 hours. I cannot live like that.

My new dr is fine with Armour and said after surgery he would be glad to let me try it again. We will see what happens. I lost 9 pounds in the first 4 days I was on the Synthroid. Now, I feel bloated again. Oh well!

Karen
Hi Karen,

I hope it stays away too and takes about another 47 with it :)

My Dr's tell me that T3 is what makes your metabolism shift into high gear--that you don't even need T4, but after 9 months of telling them that my weight will not change no matter what, I finally got him to add the Armour. He didn't fight me on it, I think he just gave it to me to shut me up. Which that's ok too---if I lose weight, I'll be the quietest patient he's ever seen ;)
Adding more T4 wouldn't be beneficial would it?? Doesn't it just convert into T3? This is what confuses me. If I have a pill that is partially T3 and T4 and I'm adding extra T3---would I not be burning heavily?? Because it all gets turned into T3 anyway.

I do admit--these holistic Dr's have fixed me up in a lot of ways----but it's funny, the only thing I went into their office for was because I couldn't lose weight. And it's the last thing that's coming. That is IF it comes.

I have been doing exceptionally well on my food plan---eating my meal replacement shakes twice a day with only veggies and protein otherwise. But last night it was about 140 degrees here and our power went out, so I took my son out for an ice cream. I normally pass, but it was so hot and I thought what the heck. So instead of having a small, little cone---I had this HUGE chocolate peanut butter (waffle cone besides) and was scared to death to step on the scale this morning. I just kept telling myself---don't worry about it, you deserve a treat after months of being good. And I didn't gain an ounce!! That is totally weird for me. The ice cream stand didn't have electric either, so they were selling buy 1 get 1 free so that cone was LOADED to the top. Mmmmmmm so good going down though.

Ok, enough of that....my mouth's watering.

Oh, ok---I wanted to get to my point. My grandma (who's 93 and still doing great) had a goiter removed--probably 40+ years ago and is still not on any medicine. Sorry to say, she doesn't really know me now, so I can't get any information about her condition and my mother is in denial about everything----even that she was on synthroid herself and "it did nothing but make my throat swell shut"---so apparently this thyroid thing runs in my family.

Yeah and besides taking thyroid pills, I'm on about 6 other supplements for adrenal fatigue, seratonin, carb digestion, etc. My day is full of pills---but hey, whatever it takes to get me there, right? I would do anything not to have panic anymore.

Take care :)
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Hi Karen,

I hope it stays away too and takes about another 47 with it :)

My Dr's tell me that T3 is what makes your metabolism shift into high gear--that you don't even need T4, but after 9 months of telling them that my weight will not change no matter what, I finally got him to add the Armour. He didn't fight me on it, I think he just gave it to me to shut me up. Which that's ok too---if I lose weight, I'll be the quietest patient he's ever seen ;)
Adding more T4 wouldn't be beneficial would it?? Doesn't it just convert into T3? This is what confuses me. If I have a pill that is partially T3 and T4 and I'm adding extra T3---would I not be burning heavily?? Because it all gets turned into T3 anyway.

I do admit--these holistic Dr's have fixed me up in a lot of ways----but it's funny, the only thing I went into their office for was because I couldn't lose weight. And it's the last thing that's coming. That is IF it comes.

I have been doing exceptionally well on my food plan---eating my meal replacement shakes twice a day with only veggies and protein otherwise. But last night it was about 140 degrees here and our power went out, so I took my son out for an ice cream. I normally pass, but it was so hot and I thought what the heck. So instead of having a small, little cone---I had this HUGE chocolate peanut butter (waffle cone besides) and was scared to death to step on the scale this morning. I just kept telling myself---don't worry about it, you deserve a treat after months of being good. And I didn't gain an ounce!! That is totally weird for me. The ice cream stand didn't have electric either, so they were selling buy 1 get 1 free so that cone was LOADED to the top. Mmmmmmm so good going down though.

Ok, enough of that....my mouth's watering.

Oh, ok---I wanted to get to my point. My grandma (who's 93 and still doing great) had a goiter removed--probably 40+ years ago and is still not on any medicine. Sorry to say, she doesn't really know me now, so I can't get any information about her condition and my mother is in denial about everything----even that she was on synthroid herself and "it did nothing but make my throat swell shut"---so apparently this thyroid thing runs in my family.

Yeah and besides taking thyroid pills, I'm on about 6 other supplements for adrenal fatigue, seratonin, carb digestion, etc. My day is full of pills---but hey, whatever it takes to get me there, right? I would do anything not to have panic anymore.

Take care :)

Something just caught me eye, if your grandma had a goiter removed which is the thyroid itself and her living w/o meds...Shes extreme hypo no wonder she doesn't even know you..About 50 percent of senior citizens that are in nursing homes have undiagnosed hypothyroidism..People tend to throw it off on their age or either Alzheimer's which isnt the case..this is something that you need to address..My grandma on my fathers side of the of the family just died a few month ago from untreated hypo b/c no one was educated in this field .. Bothers me to think that if they would have treated it in the begin with she would have still been alive....Sorry I had to throw my 2cents in..I hate to see the elderly suffer mentally or physically if something can be done.. take care